| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:28 AM
The Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History has removed a reference to God in an exhibition space for visitors, according to reports. An inscription in the museum's new Nature Lab that referenced God was taken down from the space Monday.
| Jul 25, 2013
Ever imagine eating bugs? Well me neither, but adventurous eaters will get a gustatory experience of a lifetime when world-renowned Bug Chef, David George Gordon, gives his unique cooking demonstrations to visitors of all ages Saturday at Da Vinci Science...
| Sep 20, 2013
Today’s Movie Quote Quiz is a tribute to one movie that came up in conversation with my friend at Tuesday’s night’s Triple A Championship Game at Coca Cola Park. It has nothing to do with baseball; our conversations tend to......
| Feb 12, 2012
Oatman. If it was good enough for Clark Gable and Carole Lombard on their honeymoon, Oatman should be good enough for you, although it's been 73 years since the Hollywood couple spent their honeymoon night in the allegedly haunted...
| Feb 26, 2011
When I first began visiting the Florida Museum of Natural History with my kids in the mid-1990s, the buzz was all about dinosaurs and bones, topics of interest for little boys in the era of post-"Jurassic Park" dino fever.
Now, the main attraction is...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:42 AM
Think New Smyrna Beach and the first thing that comes to mind for many is "Shark Attack Capital of the World."
On Friday a shark kept this beach's reputation intact.
A 49-year-old man was coming back to shore at mid-afternoon Friday was bitten while...
| May 14, 2011
Some of the best attractions in Florida — the beaches, sunsets and environmental gems — remain blissfully unchanged over time. Yet there are always new diversions, from museums and attractions to quirky stops that shout "only in Florida."...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Generally, Vic and I try to avoid flying into the midst of a natural disaster. But sometimes it just happens.
If you recall, I was caught in a tornado in April in Tennessee, near Knoxville. Golf ball-sized hail totaled my rental car with hundreds of...
| May 26, 2011
Bargain land and wide-open spaces drew Alan Kimble Fahey to Acton. A modest ranch house on a desert lot offered the outpost he sought.
But then Fahey wanted to expand. So he began to build.
And build. And build.
Fahey built a barn and moved in. He...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, paid $994,708 in federal taxes on gross income of $3,142,066 in 2010, according to copies of the couple's joint tax return that his campaign released at the start of Thursday night'...